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Gillian Armstrong est une Réalisatrice, Scénariste, Producteur et Directeur de l'art Australienne née le 18 décembre 1950 à Melbourne (Australie)

Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong
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Nom de naissance Gillian May Armstrong
Nationalité Australie
Naissance 18 décembre 1950 (69 ans) à Melbourne (Australie)

Gillian May Armstrong (born 18 December 1950) is an award-winning Australian director of feature films and documentaries.

Biographie

Armstrong was born in Australia, Melbourne, Victoria on 18 December 1950. She went to a local high school, Vermont High School (now Vermont Secondary College), and was the middle child of a local real estate agent father and a primary school teacher mother who gave up work to have a family. Armstrong stated in The Australian that her parents were always very supportive of their hopes and dream, which was not always the way it was for women in the 1960s and 70s. Her father was a frustrated photographer who wasn't allowed to follow his dreams professionally, yet always practised as an amateur. Armstrong reminiscences of how she grew up in a dark room, learning all about photography. When she first decided to go to the art school, Armstrong didn't have a very firm grasp on what she wanted to do.

Armstrong was a technical theatre student at Swinburne College while paying her tuition by working as a waitress. Originally, she attended school to become a theatrical set designer but the school that she attended also offered a film course. After she took it she was enamored by the great names of cinema and decided to enter the film industry. Then she won a scholarship to join the first 12 students at the country's first and only film school, the Australian Film and Television School. While she was in school, The Australian film industry was nonexistent, she recalls how weird the accent sounded in new films, because it wasn't American, it was Australian.

Soon, she became Australia's first female film director at the age of 27. During the time of the development of Australian Cinema Armstrong recalls in a Washington Post interview that tremendous tax breaks led to a frightful overproduction. Everybody was interested in doing deals and even stockbrokers were becoming directors. However, very few of them had the commitment to cinema that Armstrong and others had, and the films would be shown for a week or two, or not released at all. After Armstrong's second film My Brilliant Career, she had offers from Hollywood but quickly turned them all away, preferring to stay in Australia to make a deliberately small film called Starstruck. After the release of Starstruck, Armstrong went around giving interviews dressed in a large fuzzy blue sweater dress decorated with coloured beads, a black-and-white polka dot blouse, black tights and blue suede shoes all topped by a punk shag haircut.

Gillian Armstrong is married with two daughters.

Le plus souvent avec

Russell Boyd
Russell Boyd
(3 films)
Tom Cowan
Tom Cowan
(1 films)
Gerry Duggan
Gerry Duggan
(1 films)
Kerry Walker
Kerry Walker
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Gillian Armstrong (13 films)

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Réalisatrice

Au-delà de l'illusion, 1h33
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Thriller, Romance
Thèmes Magie
Acteurs Guy Pearce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Timothy Spall, Leni Harper, Anthony O'Donnell
Note57% 2.8997052.8997052.8997052.8997052.899705
En 1926, Harry Houdini est au sommet de sa gloire. Pourtant, c'est un homme brisé depuis la disparition de sa mère. Il offre une récompense à quiconque entrerait en contact avec la défunte. C'est alors qu'il rencontre Mary McGregor et sa fille Benji, qui survivent dans Édimbourg en prétendant avoir des dons de voyance. L'illusion opère, Houdini est conquis.
Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst, 1h22
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Genres Documentaire
Thèmes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Acteurs Judi Farr
Note68% 3.407763.407763.407763.407763.40776
Unfolding Florence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst chronicles the life of Florence Broadhurst, an Australian designer who owned her own fashion design company in London during the 1930s. Later in life she moved to Sydney, Australia, and became a painter, socialite and charity fund-raiser. At 60 years old she began her most prolific and successful occupation, becoming a wallpaper designer. Florence Broadhurst was murdered in her studio during 1977, at the age of 78. The film includes interviews, dramatizations and animations which are used to illustrate Broadhurst's unusual lifestyle.
Charlotte Gray, 2h1
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Guerre, Historique, Romance
Thèmes Politique, Histoire de France, L'Occupation allemande en France
Acteurs Cate Blanchett, Michael Gambon, James Fleet, Billy Crudup, Abigail Cruttenden, Rupert Penry-Jones
Note63% 3.198293.198293.198293.198293.19829
En 1942, pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la jeune Écossaise d'Édimbourg Charlotte Gray se rend à Londres pour offrir son aide à l'effort de guerre. C'est là qu'elle fait la rencontre d'un pilote de l'Armée de l'air britannique, Peter Gregory, dont elle tombe follement amoureuse. Mais peu de temps après lors d'une mission sur le sol français, son avion est abattu et Peter est porté disparu.
Oscar et Lucinda, 2h12
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Acteurs Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Richard Roxburgh, Clive Russell, Christian Manon
Note65% 3.299463.299463.299463.299463.29946
Lucinda Leplastrier et Oscar Hopkins ont un point commun : ils sont ludomanes. Le destin finit par les rejoindre, elle, ancienne paysanne qui décide de se lancer dans l'auto-entreprise, et lui, fils de pasteur et lui-même prêtre, sur un bateau où ils vont s'éprendre l'un de l'autre. Mais les idéaux du jeune homme vont l'éloigner d'elle tandis que leur passion du jeu les met dans des situations pénibles.
Les quatre filles du docteur March, 1h55
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Romance
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, La famille, Féminisme, Politique, Films pour enfants
Acteurs Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale
Note72% 3.649793.649793.649793.649793.64979
Les Quatre filles du docteur March est l'histoire de quatre jeunes filles, Meg (Trini Alvarado), Jo (Winona Ryder), Beth (Claire Danes) et Amy (Kirsten Dunst). Issues de la classe moyenne, elles vivent à Concord dans le Massachusetts aux États-Unis avec leur mère et une fidèle domestique appelée Hannah. L'histoire se passe pendant la guerre de Sécession. Leur père, nordiste, est lui-même au front. C'est en grandissant ensemble que Jo se découvre un talent pour l'écriture...
Fires Within, 1h26
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Thriller
Acteurs Jimmy Smits, Greta Scacchi, Vincent D'Onofrio, Earl Hindman, Luis Ávalos, Raúl Dávila
Note49% 2.4725152.4725152.4725152.4725152.472515
Set in the Cuban community in Miami, the story revolves around the relationship between Nestor, a recently released political prisoner, his wife Isabel, who had fled Cuba after Nestor was imprisoned, and Sam, the fisherman who had rescued Isabel from almost certain death at sea.
High Tide
High Tide (1987)
, 1h44
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Genres Drame
Acteurs Judy Davis, Claudia Karvan, Frankie J. Holden, Colin Friels, Toni Scanlan, Mark Hembrow
Note69% 3.493623.493623.493623.493623.49362
Lilli is one of three backing singers for a touring Elvis impersonator until she is fired. Then, left alone at the beginning of winter she is stranded in a ramshackle beach town on the windswept coast of New South Wales. This remote, working class, tourist-town has a pervasive sense of rootlessness and movement. The people survive by changing their occupations with the seasons and work hard in small businesses. Here, stuck in the Mermaid Caravan Park, she encounters her teenage daughter Ally (Claudia Karvan). When Lilli's young surfer husband had died, she felt lost; she gave up her baby to her mother-in-law, Bet. Lilli has been drifting ever since, and getting wasted. Bet is a rowdy, belligerent woman, devoted to Ally—she has taken care of her for 13 years but she has no idea how unhappy the girl is. Lilli has an immediate rapport with the lonely Ally even before she knows that Ally is her daughter, and after she knows, she can't take her eyes off her. They belong with each other. but Lilli's terrified of taking on the responsibilities of motherhood, and Bet tells her she's riff-raff. When we first see Ally she is in the water; surfing is—"her refuge from the noisy junkiness of life with Bet. Bet isn't a monster, she's simply the wrong person to be raising the pensive Ally, whose emotions are hidden away, like her mother's. The drama is in our feeling that Lilli must not leave her daughter in the embrace of this raucous old trouper.
Mrs. Soffel, 1h50
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Etats-Unis
Genres Drame, Historique, Romance
Thèmes La prison
Acteurs Diane Keaton, Mel Gibson, Matthew Modine, Terry O'Quinn, Edward Herrmann, Trini Alvarado
Note61% 3.0525253.0525253.0525253.0525253.052525
En hiver 1901, l’épouse du directeur d'une prison tombe amoureuse de Ed Biddle un jeune détenu avec son frère tous deux accusés de meurtre qu'elle aidera à s'enfuir.
Starstruck
Starstruck (1982)
, 1h45
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Genres Drame, Comédie, Musical, Romance
Thèmes La mer, Transport, Musique
Acteurs Jo Kennedy, Max Cullen, Geoffrey Rush, Melissa Jaffer, Pat Evison, Mark Little
Note69% 3.494683.494683.494683.494683.49468
Jackie Mullens dreams of becoming a singing star and her cousin Angus thinks he has what it takes to be a successful manager. After a spot at the hip club in town (wearing a kangaroo suit) fails to win Jackie any paying gigs, Angus enters her in a major talent competition to be held on New Year's Eve. If Jackie wins, her career is assured, and the $25,000 grand prize will help keep her family's pub open.
Ma brillante carrière, 1h45
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Origine Australie
Genres Drame, Comédie dramatique, Romance
Thèmes Film sur un écrivain, La mer, Transport
Acteurs Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, David Franklin
Note70% 3.544623.544623.544623.544623.54462
Dans l'Australie du XIX siècle, les années d'apprentissage d'une jeune fille, indépendante et ambitieuse, cherchant à échapper à la misère de la ferme paternelle. L'amour lui apportera la chance d'une promotion sociale. Mais elle préférera construire elle-même sa vie en devenant écrivain.
The Singer and the Dancer, 52minutes
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Acteurs Ruth Cracknell, Jude Kuring, Gerry Duggan, Kate Sheil, Kerry Walker

Mrs Bilson is treated as a simple minded invalid by her family and periodically escapes to sit by the river and listen to the races. She befriends Charlie, a young woman from the city who has come with her husband to seek a new life. Both realises they have much in common, including abusive and unfaithful husbands.

Scénariste

The Singer and the Dancer, 52minutes
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Acteurs Ruth Cracknell, Jude Kuring, Gerry Duggan, Kate Sheil, Kerry Walker

Mrs Bilson is treated as a simple minded invalid by her family and periodically escapes to sit by the river and listen to the races. She befriends Charlie, a young woman from the city who has come with her husband to seek a new life. Both realises they have much in common, including abusive and unfaithful husbands.

Production

The Singer and the Dancer, 52minutes
Réalisé par Gillian Armstrong
Acteurs Ruth Cracknell, Jude Kuring, Gerry Duggan, Kate Sheil, Kerry Walker
Rôle Producteur

Mrs Bilson is treated as a simple minded invalid by her family and periodically escapes to sit by the river and listen to the races. She befriends Charlie, a young woman from the city who has come with her husband to seek a new life. Both realises they have much in common, including abusive and unfaithful husbands.

Art

Promised Woman, 1h24
Réalisé par Tom Cowan
Acteurs Kate Fitzpatrick
Rôle Directeur de l'art

Antigone arrives in Sydney from Greece to have an arranged marriage with Telis, but is rejected by him as he expected a younger woman. Telis's older brother, Manolis, sympathises with Antigone.